Automotive

Automotive

For years, Constellium Decin plant’s aluminium products have been helping the automotive industry with aluminium solutions for intelligent material lightweighting.

Equipping automotive manufacturers for the future

Air condition parts

The major challenges facing today’s automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers are to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

These have been driven by stricter CO2 regulations, end-consumer demand for greener vehicles, rising fuel prices, and the scarcity of fossil fuels. Intelligent material lightweighting plays a key role in helping OEMs respond.

Aluminium as a solution

Aluminium’s lightness and strength-weight ratio in addition to endless recyclability make it the material of choice for lightweighting in automotive applications. Thanks to years of experience, Constellium Decin plant has extensive expertise in optimizing these benefits.

Automotive decorative parts

In vehicles, aluminium’s strength and lightness can be translated into lower fuel consumption and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Constellium Decin plant provides highly specialized tubes, bars and profiles which are enhanced by a portfolio of specialized alloys. One example is Stanal, a lead-free machining alloy which has improved computer numerical controlled (CNC) machinability, allowing for higher productivity.

Silent blocks

Our products are used for a wide range of applications:

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    Steering wheels,
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    Brake systems,
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    Suspension parts,
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    Shock absorbers,
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    Personal vehicles parts

    Silent blocks,
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    Air-conditioning systems,
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    Airbags,
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    Chassis components.

Continuous research

Committed to best practices, Constellium Decin plant’s experienced engineers and technicians work closely with the Voreppe (France) research center on ways to improve efficiency and performance of production processes and to develop new and optimized alloys and solutions jointly with our customers.

Find out more about machining and surface treatments

Key-fact

In the automotive industry, lightweighting results in reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Last update 19 August 2011 Back to top